horrific

adjective hor·rif·ic \ hȯ-ˈri-fik , hä- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of horrific

: having the power to horrify
  • a horrific account of the tragedy

horrifically

play \hȯ-ˈri-fi-k(ə-)lē, hä-\ adverb

Examples of horrific in a Sentence

  1. horrific images of torture that shocked the conscience of the world

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First Known Use of horrific

1653


HORRIFIC Defined for English Language Learners

horrific

adjective

Definition of horrific for English Language Learners

  • : causing horror or shock



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